In America, $5 for a taco is a lot of money, and in Mexico, you can find a decent one from a street vendor for the equivalent of 50 cents… but if you like your vacations to be really extra, a Los Cabos resort is now offering the world’s most expensive taco. Grand total for the fanciest street eat in Mexico? $25,000. Ay dios mio.
Juan Licerio Alcala is the executive chef to blame for the taco. It’s on the menu at his restaurant at the Grand Velas Los Cabos. I’m sure the first thing on your mind is “How do you make a taco so expensive?” Well, it’s simple. It starts with a tortilla sprinkled with 24k gold flecks, which is filled with Kobe beef and langoustines (which are a rare and expensive kind of tiny lobster), and topped with Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese. It’s slathered in a salsa made with Morita chiles, Kopi Luwak coffee (the kind made from coffee cherries that have been… defecated by civets) and expensive tequila, and then the taco is sprinkled with… you guessed it. More edible gold. The whole thing sounds like it would taste… okay, I guess. Bastante bueno. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Not just anyone can order this delicacy, though. You have to be staying in the resort’s presidential suite, and even then, you have to order it well in advance and put down a $12,500 deposit. For a taco. Uno taco. The chef recommends pairing it with Ley.925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo tequila… one of the world’s most expensive tequilas, at $150,000 a bottle. Of course. Maybe it’ll take the sting out of the fact that you just spent that much money on a few bites of questionable-tasting food.
Shockingly, no one has actually purchased the top-dollar taco yet. Who knows why, or if anyone ever will decide to sample this rare delicacy. As for me, all of this taco talk has me feeling pretty hungry. Did you know that the tacos at Jack in the Box are two for $1?
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